The Chamber publishes this monthly update to provide public officials with insight into state and regional job trends.
Massachusetts Jobs Update: June 2013
- Massachusetts added 2,800 jobs in June, posting its second consecutive month of job growth. This follows a revised May employment gain of 6,500 – which is 2,200 jobs more than was initially reported. Overall, Massachusetts has added 20,500 jobs in the first half of the year.
- Massachusetts added 40,300 non-farm jobs year-over-year (June ’12 – June ’13), for a job growth rate of 1.2%, below the U.S. rate of 1.7%.
- Massachusetts’ June unemployment rate jumped up four-tenths of a percent to 7.0%, remaining below the U.S. rate of 7.6%. The state’s rate was up three-tenths of a point from June 2012, and equaled the state’s highest unemployment rate since November 2011.
- Eight of 12 regions added jobs year-over-year with the largest percentage gains seen in the Cape Cod, Merrimack Valley, and South Coast and Greater Boston regions, respectively.
- Education & Health Services (+1,300) posted the largest monthly private sector job gain in June, followed by Other Services and Leisure & Hospitality (both at +700), and Construction (+600).
Regional Jobs Breakdown: